Thursday, June 28, 2007

Real-ly ungrateful

Just 11 days after Real Madrid’s first success since 2003, the club have decided to fire manager Fabio Capello. It was the first Primera Liga title in four years for Real Madrid. The Italian, who has won a league title with AC Milan, Juventus, Roma and Madrid in 1996 (every club he has managed) came thru where it counted but succumbed to politics, Real Madrid’s favorite pastime.

The 61-year-old Italian has now won the league title with Real twice, he did it in the 1997. Capello was brought in by newly elected club president Ramon Calderon before the start of last season and given the task of bringing discipline back to the club and clearing out unwanted players. He delivered on both fronts, getting rid of fat Ronaldo and lazy David Beckham who only decided to start playing a bit as an ‘I’ll show you” to the manager. Both players deserved to go, both did… wash hands move on… oops, I forgot. Politics.

Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic confirmed Capello sacking at a press conference. Capello joined Real after he resigned from Juventus after the match fixing scandal.

Madrid has now seen 6, soon to be 7 coaches since Vicente del Bosque led the club to their last league title in 2003. Strange… at Madrid, when you lose you are fired, but when you win a title you are also fired. Chronic instability, that is all you can say.



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Blogger Rio said...

real madrid is like a blind kid trying to hit a pinata. He can miss swings just like the other kids, but down to the bottom he's got better chance hitting the thing.

7/01/2007 11:58 PM  
Blogger Rio said...

the only story from this LFP season was villarreal's 8 consecutive wins towards the end, beating seville, real madrid, barca and valencia, and placed in UEFA cup by forcing atletico to Intertoto. especially remarkable considering how little a club they are.

7/02/2007 12:05 AM  

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